Oct. 16th 2011 is Blog Action Day, and Global Exchange is excited to be taking part.

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.

This year the issue is…FOOD! Blog Action Day 2011 coincides with World Food Day, so my guess is the choice was obvious.

Taking part in Blog Action Day is simple; blog about the chosen topic on the specified day, list your blog on Blog Action Day, and go from there.

Shannon Biggs and Anuradha Mittal

Global Exchange’s Blog Network will feature 2 food-themed blog posts on Blog Action Day:

1) On this People to People blog we will feature an interview with Anuradha Mittal on the topic of food justice and the nature of farming with nature. The interviewer will be Global Exchange Rights Based Campaigner Shannon Biggs.

Anuradha Mittal is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, agriculture and
human rights.

2) On our Reality Tours blog, Malia Everette will be blogging about a reality tour that is all about food sovereignty. The post is entitled “From Sacred Seeds and Abundant Reads to Food Sovereignty Movement Building.” Stay tuned!

If you would like to write a blog post about FOOD and take part in Blog Action Day, visit the official website for details. To get involved register your blog on the Blog Action Day website. And if you’re looking for suggested topics, they provide a handy dandy list here.

For those on Twitter, you can follow the hashtag #BAD11 for Blog Action Day updates.

Remember to check back here on our People to People blog and Reality Tours blog this Sunday, October 16th,  to read two compelling posts about food in honor of Blog Action Day.